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Duterte’s Fear of Ghosts in Malacañang is a Security Challenge

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte’s nature and ways are challenging enough for a Presidential Security Group tailing him – like posing as a crab driver once in Davao and roaming around the streets incognito, but for Col. Rolando Bautista heading the incoming team, it helps to know Duterte at close range beforehand. He found Duterte reasonable enough when security risks are explained well.

Challenges abound though with his new assignment said Bautista. Duterte’s refusal to live in Malacañang due to fear of the ghosts in the past administrations for one and shuttling back and forth to Davao will already be too risky. Since Bautista is used to chasing the Abbu Sayyaf group, he has no problem protecting Duterte when he has to be in contact with his friends from the insurgents faction.

Predictions of a chaotic Duterte administration are also seen flooding social media – but this one does not need them really. It just need a little common sense that when you give harsh comments to others, it will go back to you a thousand times.

More details here: http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/05/24/Securing-Duterte-PSG-head.html

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Setting Up Rules might Delay Canvass as Senate Convenes Today – May 24, 2016

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Rep. Neptali Gonzales, the majority floor leader expressed his doubt as reported by CNN that the canvassing can begin promptly on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 as scheduled. This is because – finalizing the canvassing rules can take more time as anticipated considering the Vice Presidential disputes.

Armored combat vehicles escorded the military’s large vehicles transferring ballot boxes securing the certificates of canvass and election returns for both the presidential and vice presidential races to the canvassing venue – which is the House of Representatives in the early hours of May 24, 2016.

Visibility of Government forces were obvious in the site securing the House of Representatives or HoR. The legislative security personnel were the only ones authorized to move the ballot boxes into the venue. Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. will be the ones opening ballot boxes – and no one else as per protocol.

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate convened as the National Board of Canvassers and start setting down the rules for canvassing the votes. Members of the board of canvassers will also be disclosed. The 1987 Constitution mandated that the country’s new president and the vice president will be proclaimed in the Congress’ joint session – but in the present case, it’s either that the proclamations for both will be delayed or the Presumptive President will be proclaimed first. However this still remains to be seen as Senator Bongbong Marcos requested audit first – before proclamation but Leni Robredo’s camp pushed for the other way around.

Source: http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/05/24/Congress-convene-to-canvass-presidential-vice-presidential-votes.html

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Binay’s Edsa Role possible for Marcos’ Return win or lose, the real Protest

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Analysts already voiced out their opinions that in most cases, especially the OFWs switching to Duterte based on this article by GMA: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/566650/news/nation/sandiganbayan-oks-san-juan-vice-mayor-francisco-zamora-s-3-week-stay-in-la – was an indication that Duterte won as protest votes by the majority of dissatisfied Filipinos on the Pnoy administration. As usual, outgoing President Noynoy Aquino is still in limbo with the real sentiments of the people against him.

Now, with the obvious irregularities between Pnoy’s Vice Presidential bet Leni Robredo and arch rival Senator Bongbong Marcos, Liberal Party again underestimated the intelligence of Filipinos and it is now creating great anger – more than the angst they created through media propaganda that led to the Edsa Revolution. This is probably the reason why they do not stop ruining Binay’s name despite the end of election and he already conceded to Duterte. They knew what Binay is capable of doing in aid to his and Gringo Honasan’s real Vice Presidential bet; Marcos – given his role during Edsa.

Feel the injustices done from Belina Jereza’s comments pertaining to Leni’s following Migz Zubiri’s example (stepping down in favor of Koko Pimentel amidst election irregularities allegedly committed by PGMA: That is the right thing to do. She herself knows what is going on but I guess she gets carried away and actually thought that she overtook BBM which is impossible. For one thing she is not well known secondly, she is in tandem with Mar Roxas, as far I’ve observed he has no concerne for the world(walang paki-alam sa mundo), all he cares about is to become the President of the Philippines and must likely continue the corruption within or amongst the elites. So, how is it possible that on the night of May 9, 2016 BBM was 1 million or so ahead of Leni then boommmm they changed the HASH CODE, and suddenly she was ahead of BBM. She knows it as well as those liars in the COMELEC, they want Leni in because they have a plan and she is the only ticket to their success that is why they cheated not only to BBM but to the Filipino people as well. They should change for once and concede to BBM because he is the true winner and the choice of the majority. It is obvious. Wow I can’t believe it that the COMELEC has underestimated the Filipino people’s intelligence. Leni, it will come back to hunt you and you will not be able to sleep at night. Don’t be like them. Stay as honest as you are after all, it is just a position; give it to the real winner which is BBM.

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Koko cannot dictate Duterte over Binay – scared now for libel?

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
How many times should Duterte say that he will not waste his time running after political enemies – let alone outgoing President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay. It’s the Ombudsman’s job to do that despite an appointee of the Party that he detested.

Koko Pimentel’s head became bigger since he’s one of the people urging Duterte to run as President and also a Party comrade plus a friend – but he might not know the alliance Duterte and Binay had to unseat the Liberal Party in the top position. Binay might be a friend of Duterte too but this is never a consideration when making a decission for the good of the country. Koko should know that too.

Koko Pimentel might be guilty himself on what he did in the senate grilling Binay without no concrete evidence in the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee. Nowm Trillanes is starting to pay for his sins – then Cayetano and Pimentel must follow suit.

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Marcos: Cosmetic Change is Illegal as Bam protected Smartmatic

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
It is sad how democracy in the Philippines has become after the influence of outgoing President Benigno Simeon Aquino or Noynoy as he is fondly called. You can even see it in the exchanges of discussions in the senate when the campaign manager of Leni Robredo, Bam Aquino was hand-picked by Drillon from the Liberal Party to be one of the members of the Board of Canvassers of all senators.

As per Rappler’s publication, it goes like this: Aquino had referred to the cosmetic change as an “unfortunate” incident – something that did not sit well with Marcos.

“Unfortunate, Mr. President? I think that it would characterize it as more than unfortunate. It’s illegal,” Marcos said.

Bam Aquino in the first place is too obvious to defend Smartmatic. How dare he ask for Smartmatic data as proofs for cheating when only the administration people have the access to it? Then why not open the main server to the public – to be scrutinized by neutral IT experts?

Source: http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/134017-bam-aquino-bongbong-marcos-cheating